How to connect your Gmail account via SMTP

If you want to connect your google email sending address you can do so with an app password.

A Google App Password is a unique, application-specific password generated by Google that allows third-party applications to securely access a user's Google account without requiring the use of the account's primary password.

💡 App password is a secure way to share access without giving your gmail account password.

Follow these steps to establish a connection:

1) Setting up an app password in Gmail

The initial step involves creating an app password for your Gmail account.

To permit Mailarrow access to your Gmail account, you need to authorize it by using the app password in your SMTP credentials.

  • Visit the Security page.
  • Scroll until you find the How you sign in to Google section.

Make sure the 2-Step Verification is enabled. If it's turned off, the app password option will not be available.

Click the 2-Step Verification option.

On the next screen, scroll down and find App passwords option.

Under Select app, choose Mail, and under Select device, choose Other (custom name).

Click the Generate button.

Be sure to copy your app password to a secure location, as you will not be able to view it again after leaving this page. You will need it for the next step.

Note: If you change the default password for your Gmail account, your App password will be revoked. If this occurs, you must create a new App password and update it in your SMTP credentials.

2) Add Gmail mailbox to Mailarrow

  1. Go to
  2. Click “Connect new Mailbox”
  3. Insert your google email, app password and sender name
  4. Click Test Connection
  5. Once the connection has been tested, click Save